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Job Specification



Under the supervision of a Police Lieutenant or Captain, Palisades 
Interstate Park, during an assigned tour of duty, has charge of the 
police activities designed to provide assistance and protection for
persons, to safeguard property, assure observance of the law and
to apprehend lawbreakers; does related work as required.

NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative 
purposes only.  A particular position using this title may not perform 
all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed 
on the job may not be listed.


Visits and makes inspections of police beats.

Notes and reports irregularities, dangerous conditions, accidents, 
fires, and other circumstances requiring prompt police or other action.

Supervises the work operations and/or functional programs and has 
responsibility for effectively recommending the hiring, firing, promoting, 
demoting, and/or disciplining of employees.

Receives and investigates complaints and, where possible, takes the 
necessary corrective action and prepares reports thereon.

Gives needed information and assistance to those requiring it.

Notes conditions which are significant from a police point of view 
and takes appropriate action to insure that persons and property 
are safeguarded, that good order is maintained, and that Police 

Officers are doing their work properly.

Sees that needed police protections is provided when large sums of 
money are in transit, when fires and other conditions occur which may 
result in disorder, and when large numbers of people congregate for 
any reason.

When necessary, apprehends, warns, and/or takes into custody 
violators of the law.

Gives testimony in court under oath.

Prepares and directs the preparation of detailed police reports 
using an established format.

Maintains essential police records, reports, and files.

Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or 
manual recording and computerized information systems used by
the agency, office, or related units.



Graduation from high school or vocational school or possession 
of an approved high school equivalency certificate.


Three years of experience as a sworn Police Officer in a uniformed 
police department.

NOTE: Applicants may be required to pass a medical examination 
given by the Appointing Authority prior to appointment.


Appointees have satisfactorily completed the police training course 
given at Sea Girt, New Jersey by the Division of State Police, 
Department of Law and Public Safety.

NOTE:  Appointees to this position must successfully qualify
semi-annually in the use of firearms.


Appointees must possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.


Wide knowledge of the proper police procedures to be used in dealing 
with people and safeguarding buildings and property.

Wide knowledge of the problems involved in following prescribed 
procedures embodied in police rules and regulations.

Considerable knowledge of maintaining order in the buildings and 
on the Park grounds and areas among visitors and in controlling and 
regulating vehicular traffic to assure safety, reasonably rapid movement
to traffic, and minimum of interference.

Considerable knowledge of the laws which are significant from the 
standpoint of the rules, regulations, policies, standards, internal 
organization, and operating procedures of the Palisades Park 
Police Department.

Considerable knowledge of the local geography, traffic conditions, 
places of amusement, and other factors.

Considerable knowledge of the procedures used in providing proper 
police protection for persons and property.

Considerable knowledge of the means of keeping in communication 
with members of the Police Department both on and off duty.

Considerable knowledge of the measures to be used in detecting, 
apprehending, and preparing proper charges against lawbreakers 
and of the procedures followed in providing proper police protection 
at places where people assemble in numbers, where traffic is heavy, 
and at other locations of potential danger.

Ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and apply to specific 
situations, laws, local ordinances, and Palisades Interstate Park 
Commission Police rules and regulations.

Ability to analyze and interpret laws, rules, regulations, standards, 
and procedures and apply them to specific cases and situations 
and to organize police work during an assigned tour of duty, analyze 
the problems that arise, and develop effective work methods and 

Ability to assign and instruct Police Officers, Palisades Interstate Park 
during all of part of the assigned tour of duty, provide them with advice 
and assistance when difficult and unusual situations arise and check 
their work to see that proper procedures are followed, that reasonable 
standards of workmanship, conduct, and output are maintained and 
that desired police objectives are achieved.

Ability to treat citizens and visitors with uniform courtesy and 
consideration and to answer frequently repeated questions without 
loss of temper or equanimity.

Ability to detect, apprehend, and place proper charges against 

Ability to establish and maintain helpful and cooperative relations 
with civic and business organizations, recreation and other groups, 
court officers and police authorities in other jurisdictions, and others 
interested in the maintenance of law and order.

Ability to make the best use of available personnel and facilities 
in carrying on police work.

Ability to provide needed police protection at places where people 
assemble in numbers, at places where traffic is heavy, and at places 
where large amounts of money are in transit and other types of valuable 
property may be in jeopardy.

Ability to take and maintain a firm and correct stand when controversies 
and differences of opinion arise.

Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of clear, sound, 
accurate, and informative police reports.

Ability to maintain essential police records, reports, and files.

Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the agency, 
office, or related units.

Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English 
sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.  American Sign 
Language or braille may also be considered as acceptable forms 
of communication.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long 
as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without 
reasonable accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be 
made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, 
such persons may not be eligible

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of

This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.